9th Circuit Court
1280 ABA Journal 9th Circuit Court articles.
The ABA is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that “presents one of the increasing number of instances in which a prosecutor’s office has conditioned the release of an unlawfully convicted defendant on his agreement to a new plea—rather than vacating the prior conviction before bringing any new charges.”
Jan 14, 2020 10:46 AM CST
The past year was unusual in the U.S. Supreme Court because the justices handed down only a few blockbuster decisions but then filled their docket with a stunning number of cases of potentially great significance to be decided in spring 2020. Interestingly, the court could have taken many of these cases in the October 2018 term for decisions in June 2019, but it did not do so.
Dec 23, 2019 9:34 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide two cases involving the “ministerial exception” that bars courts from hearing some employment suits against religious employers.
Dec 20, 2019 3:14 PM CST
93-year-old retired lawyer is found liable for son’s shooting death
On Friday, jurors in San Diego found a 93-year-old retired lawyer liable for $9.5 million in damages for killing his…
Dec 16, 2019 4:42 PM CST
Holder op-ed says AG Barr is unfit to be attorney general
U.S. Attorney General William Barr has proved he is unfit to lead the Department of Justice, according to an…
Dec 12, 2019 4:19 PM CST
Suspended law student is expelled after posting ‘okay to be white’ flyers
A suspended law student at Oklahoma City University was expelled after he posted flyers reading “It’s okay to…
Dec 11, 2019 3:21 PM CST
Supreme Court won’t review Kentucky abortion law requiring ultrasounds
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a challenge to a Kentucky law requiring doctors to display fetal ultrasounds and…
Dec 9, 2019 4:36 PM CST
Alex Kozinski returns to the 9th Circuit on the other side of the bench
After retiring in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, former Judge Alex Kozinski is returning…
Dec 6, 2019 4:20 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether a 1986 law making it a crime to encourage unauthorized immigration is an unconstitutional infringement on free speech.
Nov 22, 2019 12:11 PM CST
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has halted the Department of Justice’s plans to resume executions after a 16-year hiatus. District Judge Tanya Chutkan issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday. She ruled on behalf of four federal death-row inmates.
Nov 21, 2019 12:15 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court is the least transparent among federal appellate-level courts, while the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco is No. 1 for public access, according to Fix the Court, a national nonpartisan organization based in New York City.
Nov 19, 2019 4:35 PM CST
Federal appeals court nominee Lawrence VanDyke is experienced and "clearly smart," but his accomplishments are offset by negative qualities that emerged in a review of his professional qualifications, according to a letter by the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.
Oct 30, 2019 5:02 PM CDT
Two California law firms have resolved a lawsuit accusing them of engaging in a civil RICO conspiracy by filing multiple lawsuits against small businesses for alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Oct 29, 2019 10:46 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear Domino’s Pizza Inc.’s appeal over its website and mobile app and whether they are required to comply with federal disabilities law.
Oct 7, 2019 12:54 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court justices return from their summer recess Monday to a calendar filled with potential blockbuster cases. Typically, about half the docket is set before the justices’ recess at the end of June, with the remaining cases taken between the beginning of October and the middle of January. But just based on what already is on the docket, this term could be filled with cases of great significance.
Oct 3, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
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